Thirty Meter Telescope - Astronomy's next generation observatory. http://www.tmt.org/ en Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescope Meeting Convenes http://www.tmt.org/news-center/adaptive-optics-extremely-large-telescope-meeting-convenes <p><strong>Tenerife, Wednesday (July 10, 2017) &ndash; </strong>The fifth edition of the Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescope meeting (AO4ELT) was recently held in Puerto de la Cruz, in the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/ao4elt5-conference-june-27-2017-tenerife-spain-image-credit-tmt-international-">AO4ELT5 Conference, June 27, 2017 at Tenerife, Spain. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/ao4elt5-conference-june-28-2017-tenerife-spain-image-credit-tmt-international-">AO4ELT5 Conference, June 28, 2017 at Tenerife, Spain. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/teide-observatory-tenerife-island-spain-june-2017-image-credit-tmt-internation">Teide Observatory on Tenerife Island, Spain- June 2017. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/gran-telescopio-canarias-gtc-roque-de-los-muchachos-observatory-orm-island-la-">The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM) on the island of La Palma, in the Canaries, Spain. June 2017. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/adaptive-optics-extremely-large-telescope-meeting-convenes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:29:47 +0000 wilbur 1410 at http://www.tmt.org ThoughtWorks Team Gathers at TMT Project Office for Second Inception Meeting http://www.tmt.org/news-center/thoughtworks-team-gathers-tmt-project-office-second-inception-meeting <p>Pasadena, CA (June 26, 2017) &ndash; The TMT Observatory Software team, the Indian TMT Coordination Center (ITCC), ThoughtWorks software engineers and remote participants in India and Germany recently gathered for the second inception meeting at the TMT project office to discuss the Common Software (CSW) development phase.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/1405">Second CSW Inception, June 09, 2017. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/second-csw-inception-june-09-2017-image-credit-tmt-international-observatory">Second CSW Inception, June 09, 2017. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory.</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/second-csw-inception-june-09-2017-image-credit-tmt-international-observatory-0">Second CSW Inception, June 09, 2017. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/second-csw-inception-june-14-2017-image-credit-thoughtworks">Second CSW Inception, June 14, 2017. Image Credit: ThoughtWorks.</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/second-csw-inception-june-14-2017-image-credit-thoughtworks-0">Second CSW Inception, June 14, 2017. Image Credit: ThoughtWorks.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/thoughtworks-team-gathers-tmt-project-office-second-inception-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:25:17 +0000 wilbur 1404 at http://www.tmt.org Major Milestone for TMT Multi Segment Integration and Test Facility http://www.tmt.org/news-center/major-milestone-tmt-multi-segment-integration-and-test-facility <p>An integral piece of the Thirty Meter Telescope&rsquo;s Multi Segment Integration and Test facility (MSIT) has just been delivered to California.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/meeting-mcp-first-time-hitachi-zosen-facility-01212015-image-credit-hitachi">Meeting the MCP for the first time at Hitachi Zosen facility on 01/21/2015. Image Credit: Hitachi Zosen and MELCO</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/preparation-packing-tmt-primary-mirror-cell-support-structure-prototype-ship-i">Preparation for packing TMT primary mirror cell support structure prototype to ship it over the Pacific Ocean. Image Credit: Hitachi Zosen</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-primary-mirror-cell-support-structure-prototype-packed-its-container-leavi">TMT primary mirror cell support structure prototype packed in its container before leaving the port of Osaka. Image Credit: NAOJ</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/design-tmt-multi-segment-integration-and-test-facility-mounted-tilting-support">Design for TMT Multi Segment Integration and Test facility mounted on the tilting support frame. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-mirror-cell-prototype-layout-laboratory-california-image-credit-tmt-intern">TMT Mirror Cell Prototype layout in the laboratory, California. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/complete-installation-jib-crane-tmt-laboratory-california-image-credit-tmt-int">Complete installation of the jib crane at TMT laboratory, California. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/primary-mirror-segment-assembly-image-credit-fred-kamphues-tmt-international-o">Primary Mirror Segment Assembly. Image Credit: Fred Kamphues, TMT International Observatory</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-m1cs-actuator-left-and-edge-sensors-right-image-credit-tmt-international-o">TMT M1CS Actuator (left) and Edge Sensors (right) Image Credit: TMT International Observatory</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt%E2%80%99s-international-team-working-together-image-credit-tmt-international-obser">TMT’s International Team Working Together. Image Credit: TMT International Observatory</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/major-milestone-tmt-multi-segment-integration-and-test-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:22:57 +0000 wilbur 1393 at http://www.tmt.org Astronomer Jerry Nelson, pioneering designer of large telescopes, dies at age 73 http://www.tmt.org/news-center/astronomer-jerry-nelson-pioneering-designer-large-telescopes-dies-age-73 <p>[From <a href="https://news.ucsc.edu/2017/06/jerry-nelson-in-memoriam.html">University of California - Santa Cruz</a>] - Jerry Nelson, a pioneering astronomer known for his innovative designs for advanced telescopes, died June 10 at his home in Santa Cruz. He was 73.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-project-scientist-jerry-nelson">TMT Project Scientist Jerry Nelson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/astronomer-jerry-nelson-pioneering-designer-large-telescopes-dies-age-73" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:20:27 +0000 gordon 1392 at http://www.tmt.org TMT Communications and Information Systems Kick-off Meetings http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-communications-and-information-systems-kick-meetings <p>Pasadena, CA (May 25, 2017) &ndash; Managers and technical representatives of TMT and Sev1Tech Inc., an IT consulting firm, recently gathered at TMT&rsquo;s Project Office for a detailed overview of the scope of TMT&rsquo;s Communications and Information Systems (CIS).</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-software-and-system-engineers-and-instrument-group-leaders-meet-sev1tech-r">TMT software and system engineers and instrument group leaders meet with Sev1Tech representatives to kickoff TMT’s Communications and Information Systems conceptual design phase.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-communications-and-information-systems-kick-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Thu, 08 Jun 2017 02:05:08 +0000 wilbur 1391 at http://www.tmt.org Integration and Testing at the TMT Laboratory http://www.tmt.org/news-center/integration-and-testing-tmt-laboratory <p>One of the highlights for me starting to working on TMT four years ago was my first visit to our laboratory, and the opportunity to see and touch the hardware prototypes for TMT&rsquo;s mirror support and control systems. Our lab is close to the TMT Project Office in Pasadena, so we can quickly and easily access integration and test facilities as we research and develop technologies for TMT.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/attachment-ssa-lateral-guide-flexure">Attachment of SSA Lateral Guide flexure</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/attachment-ssa-central-tower">Attachment of SSA Central Tower</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/completed-ssa">Completed SSA</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/ssa-warping-harness-test">SSA Warping Harness Test</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/support-structure-segments">Support Structure for Segments</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/location-cleaning-arms">Location of Cleaning Arms</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/cad-model-cleaning-arm">CAD Model of Cleaning Arm</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/lab-setup-testing-cleaning-nozzle">Lab Setup for Testing Cleaning Nozzle</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-laboratory">TMT Laboratory</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-laboratory-space">TMT Laboratory Space</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-laboratory-civil-work">TMT Laboratory Civil Work</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/thirty-meter-tiramisu">Thirty Meter Tiramisu</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/integration-and-testing-tmt-laboratory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associate Project Manager Blog Thu, 18 May 2017 16:30:31 +0000 wilbur 1373 at http://www.tmt.org